Steve Carlisle - Ritchie DeCarlo - Dave Kloss
Three talented artists came together
to create the debut album, "No One's Listening"
and NOW ... their long-awaited prog-rock masterpiece:
"The Planets" suite by Gustav Holst, in its entirety.
Bonded by the tireless pursuit of tasteful & innovative music,
Steve Carlisle, Ritchie DeCarlo, and Dave Kloss
continue to inspire and challenge each other to create the kinds of
captivating works that they themselves would enjoy hearing.
These gifted musicians from Pennsylvania & New Jersey have been perfecting their skills for years. After completing the album, "No One's Listening" in 2019, they continued to record more songs, currently not found on any album.
"Quick Thought" featured Ritchie's custom drum kit from Bucks County Drums with exquisite Chapman Stick parts played by Dave Kloss. "Not Allowed A Voice" was a timely music video, written in strong support of free speech.
Combining their talents into the band, One Now Ago, Steve, Ritchie, and Dave continue to push forward into exciting new territories - even out to The Planets. Holst's music has long been studied & revered by fascinated artists & musicians around the globe, and the daunting task of adapting his orchestral suite for rock band proved to be as brave as it was crazy! These guys are extremely proud of this expansive and hugely satisfying musical project.
Listen to Track 6 from the project.
Hear the entire album:
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Steve Carlisle makes musical noises on many instruments. Specializing on guitars and vocals, he also enjoys playing keyboards and synthesizers, mandolin, flute, harmonica, banjo, etc. Composing much of the material for the first album, his arranging skills were truly applied and put to work on The Planets project, adapting the essential orchestral parts for rock band.
Ritchie DeCarlo's superb drumming breathes life into this music, and his rhythm styles and grooves engage everything from the tiniest sophisticated gears to the massive volcanic engine where each song can emerge and shine. His expansive musical career features many projects, performing with talented artists Percy Jones, Scott McGill,
Tony Levin, Micahel Bernier ... to name a few.
Dave Kloss is the master of 4 and 5 string bass, fretless, and the chapman stick, and his melodies and bass parts are as fluid as they are rock solid. Playing live and recording in studios for years, his natural sensibilities of memorable themes and colossal grooves confidently weave a tight spell with the drums to establish the bedrock foundation for each piece of music.
(video clips of Jupiter, Uranus & Mars)
"Transcribing and playing Holst 's imposing orchestral suite by adapting it to rock instruments is a daring, even risky bet. As far as I'm concerned, I find the work of One Now Ago quite impressive and the very cinematic spirit of the music well rendered ... There is no doubt that there is also considerable work to put all this in place.
All you have to do is discover these 'Planets' - frankly, the trip is worth it!"
- Pierre LeThiez from ProgCritique
A highly recommended album that will appeal to great lovers of Progressive Music.
The performers respect the spirit of the music so much, it's beautiful as a diamond. ... The recording is of exemplary technical quality which allows each of the artists to express themselves in their most detailed expressions.
From the first notes ... we instantly enter the International Universe of Progressive Rock.
Marie Mesmer from Highlands Magazine
First of all, know that this "No One's Listening" is to be classified in the best prog albums of 2019. ... an album that comes together, like a big slap that sends you through the ropes in the first round. Everything is detailed, thought out, constructed and orchestrated to perfection. ... In the genre we touch perfection while knowing that it may still be possible for the group to reach higher. High class!
Centurion (Denis Petit) from Prog Censor
Bellissimo album!! In fact, keyboard sounds aside, we are within a territory that we recognize belonging to Echolyn, Spock’s Beard, Yes and Gentle Giant and in subsequent tracks this will become even more evident. ... the Gentle Giant influences rise strongly to the fore: the symphonic melodies and the polyphonic vocal mixtures that characterize it leave no room for doubt.
Valentino Butti of Arlequins Progressive Rock
Time changes and the alternation between synth and guitar, is supported by a solid bass & drum foundation. “No One’s Listening, Pt. 1” is the first part of the suite that gives the title to the album, elaborate rhythms and sudden changes are the key to reading the song... Strong bass lines, as are the powerful drums' rhythms.
Jacopo Vigezzi from Progressive Rock Journal
No One's Listening by Philadelphia's One Now Ago is one such thing; nearly 60 minutes of engaging symphonic rock which manages to sound fresh, while referencing classic bands from back in the day. ... and some clever ideas that add a welcome veneer of sophistication.
Héctor Gómez of Dutch Progressive Rock Page DPRP